Jo Guldi

io9 October 8, 2014
"History, they suggest, helps us understand that there are many possible outcomes any any given situation, but that certain courses of action are more likely to succeed. Unlike economics, whose sole preoccupation in our finance-obsessed era is the near-term profit motive, history offers a way to place our tiny lifespans in a narrative that spans dozens of generations"
The Guardian October 6, 2014
For much of the last 40 years, historians on both sides of the Atlantic have been trained to detach themselves from the supposedly distorting imperatives of “relevance”. They have addressed their work to other historians more than to the wider public. When they have reached out, it has rarely been to shape public policy. It is time to overcome that fastidiousness.
Inside Higher Education September 17, 2014
"The History Manifesto is exactly as tendentious as the title would suggest...a feisty and suggestive little book, and it should be interesting to see whether much of the next generation of historians will gather beneath its banner."
BBC News Magazine September 8, 2014
History Today March 5, 2014
The new historians of the longue durée will, argue Armitage and Guldi, ‘return history to its mission as a critical social science’. The new historians of the longue durée will, argue Armitage and Guldi, ‘return history to its mission as a critical social science’.
Wired January 29, 2014
At one time, the field of history was also involved in such large-scale thinking: examining the long sweep of history and looking for patterns within it... But more recently, historians began examining smaller time frames and tinier issues. Why did this happen? And is there a return to longer timescales currently under way?
Planetizen: The Planning & Development Network August 19, 2008
Inside Higher Education April 3, 2008
Inside Google Book Search August 27, 2007

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